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Teton Rays

Snake River - Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming

In 1942 Ansel Adams created his masterpiece "Tetons and the Snake River." Since then, countless photographers have tried their hand at capturing the beauty of this iconic overlook, though I'm not sure any other photo will capture the magic of the Tetons as well. Many would be surprised to hear that this sunset image was captured on a completely cloudless autumn evening. Wildfires burning in and around the park sent large plumes of smoke over the mountains. The smoke made for extremely hazy days, but as the sun set behind the range,  amazing rays of light began to beam up from the high peaks. These unique conditions resulted in one of the most amazing and unique sunsets I've seen in a while.